By John J. Coughlin O.F.M.
Canon legislations: A Comparative learn with Anglo-American criminal Theory, through the Reverend John J. Coughlin, explores the canon legislations of the Roman Catholic Church from a comparative viewpoint. The advent to the publication offers ancient examples of antinomian and legalistic methods to canon legislation (antinomianism diminishes or denies the significance of canon legislations, whereas legalism overestimates the functionality of canon legislations within the lifetime of the Catholic Church). The advent discusses those methods as threats to the guideline of legislations within the Church, and describes the idea that of the guideline of legislation within the considered numerous Anglo-American felony theorists. bankruptcy One bargains an outline of canon legislation because the "home procedure" during this comparative research. the rest chapters think of antinomian and legalistic techniques to the guideline of legislation in gentle of 3 particular matters: the sexual abuse crisis, ownership of church property, and the denial of Holy Communion to Catholic public officials. Chapters and 3 speak about the failure of the rule of thumb of legislations due to antinomian and legalistic techniques to the sexual abuse predicament. Chapters 4 and 5 examine the idea that of estate in canon legislations with that of liberal political thought; they speak about the possession of parish estate in gentle of diocesan bankruptcies, the connection among church estate and the legislations of the secular country, and the secularization of Catholic associations and their estate. Chapters Six and 7 bring up the indeterminacy declare almost about canon legislations and the arguments for and opposed to the denial of Holy Communion to Catholic public officers. even if the 3 concerns come up within the context of the U.S., they increase broader theoretical matters approximately antinomianism, legalism, and the guideline of legislations. through the comparative research, American felony concept capabilities to explain those broader matters in canon legislation. The concluding bankruptcy bargains a synthesis of this comparative study.